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Trends for professional education today

The traditional educational system has been faced with several changes in recent years, as business industries have focused more on employing work forces who are skilled professionally, and can cater to customers in a more effective manner.

Conventional higher education establishments, like universities and colleges, have mostly focused on developing knowledge of their students, so they are competent in managing occupational job responsibilities. However, it is being noticed that candidates still face difficulties in entering most of areas of employment, as employers are looking for more.

Collaboration 

The use of technology has changed the path of the professional education. The geographical boundaries in education have been minimised and the world is connected. For example, Google docs has allowed individuals to work together on one document, even if they are on opposite sides of the world (Google, 2015). In addition, it has enabled users to include audio responses, quick notes, preparation and conversation while editing the document. This has enabled professionals, students and educators to work together with no barriers and share their experiences in real time (Altbach et al, 2009).

Personalising learning

Students today can take control of their education, and are able to tailor it to their needs, instead of depending on universities, colleges or organisations.

Reference:

Abu-Rish, E., Kim, S., Choe, L., Varpio, L., Malik, E., White, A. A. and Zierler, B. (2012), Current trends in interprofessional education of health sciences students: A literature review, Journal of Interprofessional Care26(6), 444-451

Altbach, P. G., Reisberg, L. and Rumbley, L. E. (2009), Trends in global higher education: Tracking an academic revolution

Light, G., Calkins, S. and Cox, R. (2009), Learning and teaching in higher education: The reflective professional, Sage

June 19, 2017

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